Saturday, December 14, 2013

Life Gets Beautiful Together!!!!



What happened to all men being born equal!! I guess the crusaders of equality have been misinterpreting this phrase for decades. That is why when the flair of woman emancipation is in the air, the brunt of this misinterpretation has to be borne by the members of LGBT community. Okay!! I know what’s in the name thing. But seriously when we do not have a male community, a female community, then why some people are to belong to some LGBT community? Can’t it be stated that males, females and LGBT are members of the society simply without attempting to communalize any member of the society?

Children are God’s grace. Then how can some children who don’t understand the complex technicalities of this ambivalent ambiguous society be marginalized over their sexuality? Truly ambiguous and ambivalent; the society does know its “rights” but sometimes can’t raise its voice for what’s “right”. I know this is the harsh truth but if you belong to the Indian society and are not straight, then life’s thorny paths are never going to be straight for you! To stand upright in the society,  you must stand straight or if a spark of rebellion is seen, then you would be entangled in the web of laws as being straight would do the charm but being straightforward about your identity may not!!

What will you have to do then?? NO..NO..Some baba is not a solution to this because this is not about a disease but a perfectly breathing soul’s survival crisis. So, just be yourself but remember to stifle your voice, strangle your heart, restrict your rights!! I guess you must have got the elucidation on “being yourself” by now. This elaboration was necessary. Who knows you might misinterpret the clearly mentioned:

“Equality before law: Article 14 of the constitution” guaranteeing that all citizens shall be equally protected by the laws of the country which means that the State cannot discriminate any of the Indian citizens on the basis of their caste, creed, colour, sex, religion or place of birth. 




After all, we are the citizens of the largest democracy in the world where “equality for all” is the buzzword. So, we should understand that “equality for all” is a term selective in nature, choosing among all. Funny isn’t it?


Though my itchy fingers don’t want to write anything about caste, creed, religion or place of birth for now but when it comes to colour, they would advise you to either fall for blue or pink but in case you have an eye for the splendid rainbow, then better accustom your eyes to darkness. And they have written all they wanted about a person’s gender. I know in the last article, we said “ be gay or be a gay” but seeing the present day scenario in India, we would rather say “either be gay or be a gay”. But as they say hope never dies and though my itchy fingers are annoyed, I am humming the lyrics of a beautiful song for the "controversial community":

I'm beautiful in my way
'Cause God makes no mistakes
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way

Don't hide yourself in regret,
Just love yourself and you're set
I'm on the right track, baby
I was born this way, yeah

No matter gay, straight, or bi
Lesbian, transgendered life
I'm on the right track baby
I was born to survive………..



Saturday, November 30, 2013

Don't DROPOUT on Success, Embrace GAietY



I have always heard people saying that they had been meritorious students in their schools/colleges. Tales of how they have toiled hard and excelled in academics are worth hearing (sometimes). But their fairy tales go poof when while at job, either the much deserved remuneration does not come their way or there is lack of requisite recognition and appreciation. Their world goes upside down when they see others, i.e., their counterparts excelling either by hook or by crook. The most hurtful thing turns out to be the fact that these colleagues were not too serious or I must say not bookworms in their academic life cycle.

An all rounder with knowledge in multitudinous fields leap ahead in all aspects – this could have been the advice of our respected and experienced septa-octogenarian to all our brooding friends. But had I been in the age bracket of 40s-50s, along with the above advice, I would have advised one more thing. Be a school/college dropout, engage in some mindful business and voila! Here you are on the pathway leading to becoming a billionaire. To support my piece of advice, I have strong examples of college dropouts like Bill Gates (investor, programmer, co-founder Microsoft), Mark Zuckerbug (computer programmer, interent entrepreneur, co-founder Facebook), Shahid Usman Balwa (entrepreneur based in Mumbai, one of the promoters of Mumbai-based DB Group) and a school dropout too - Subhash Chandra : an Indian media mogul.


Courtesy : Google Images

No wonder education and knowledge comes at rescue even if you leave the centre of learning midway.

But then, I am a youngster and I acknowledge another genre apart from college dropouts that is gaining momentum and open acceptance. Before I reveal it, let me share some names - Leonardo di ser Piero da Vinci (Italian Renaissance polymath: painter, sculptor, architect, musician, mathematician, engineer, inventor, anatomist, geologist, cartographer, botanist, and writer), Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni (Italian sculptor, painter, architect, poet, and engineer of the High Renaissance who exerted an unparalleled influence on the development of Western art), Vikram Seth (Indian novelist and poet) and Lady Gaga(American pop-singer), James Joseph, "Jim" Parsons (American actor, best known for playing Sheldon Cooper on the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory). Did you get the spot?? Oops! I mean the point!!

 Are you still pondering over these bigwigs?? I don’t think so. Must have got it by now – famous and successful personalities from the LGBT community. Well, these people are acclaimed for considerable success in their field of knowledge.

Rightly said : “Knowledge is power”, but then one has to consciously attain it, decipher it, apply it instead of contemplating why grass is greener on the other side.

It’s not just all about be ‘A Gay’ or ‘be gay’ to reach the zenith of your realm, the world’s gonna bow down to your power of knowledge and actions when you are cent per cent engrossed in the sphere of your interest and  intellect to the fullest of your potential. This necessarily implies that there should be nothing to hide about your identity, your feelings and conviction for an innovative idea, however petty it may seem at its inception. And lo! The ever skeptic world would embrace you with open arms and reverential hearts.

 I guess my itchy fingers should write more often and practise signing autographs. Isn’t it what they do the best..Eh??


Sunday, November 3, 2013

HAPPY DIWALI :) :)!!




Sweets, diyas and candles illuminating dark nights like a warm summer day all around!! One of the most pompous and joyous festivals is finally here!! So our blog team wishes all the readers a very happy and prosperous Deepawali! May this festival of lights light up your lives and lighten all your burdens. For it is Diwali, my itchy fingers are always in a hurry to grab sweets and unwrap gifts, yet they point out and rightly so, how this Diwali is unique.( of course besides the fact that this is the first Diwali celebration of fingersuncrossed.blogspot.com.)

I feel that this Diwali has been outlined by a blend of so many unprecedented events. Traffic jams, decorated markets, luminescence, presents are all there as always but it’s discernible from others.

The sound of the crackers has been somewhat muted by the high decibel speeches made by politicians aiming for the top posts in the assembly elections. The candle’s glittering flames seem somewhat sputtering in front of the high profile “Tihar Jail Diwali” this year, where so many influential and affluent personalities – businessmen, politicians, and filmstars turned wrongdoers would be celebrating with hardcore criminals. Enlightening experience! Eh??

Sweetness seems a little sour with riots inflaming communal tensions and tearing the peace, harmony and brotherhood into pieces and nature’s fury devouring our nation. Moreover, the creation of a separate state leading to a complete pandemonium is adding bitterness to the already sour flavour. 

The radiant festival seems to have lost its sheen as the Indian rupee is losing its glitter in the international markets hitting the consumers and traders equally.

The bliss has somewhat turned into nostalgia with a great cricket legend bidding adieu to the world of cricket : A world that was and will be his forever. Respect! 

But the joyous voices have somewhat been silenced in the “Heaven on earth” with valiant soldiers losing their precious lives when people faraway from the borders sitting in comfortable chambers take international decisions.

But if we change our viewing angle a little bit, we might also see an empowered common man, efficient judiciary and might even hear the footsteps of Goddess Lakshmi approaching silently.

Diwali, same or different has always been and will always be a fiesta of hope and gaiety. So I hope that this Deepawali illuminates our lives and enlighten us. HAPPY DIWALI!! :)

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